Sadly also dyslexic! But I will do my best. I canot believe that new legislation for PIP means that! You can work, but it depending on the job you do. As some you will loose your entitlements. The opionion I recieved from DWP office. No walking at all unless you have a walking aid.
This was the impression we recieved from a conversation that my self and my husband had today with the DWP. Regarding appealing against a decision that he is no longer entitled to his PIP.
My husband has RA since he was 25 years of age.
Not long after he was awarded DLA which helped him with, independent life. He has used his DLA for a car to take him to and from work. Recently he has been very poorly, sadly in non stop flare ups since 2015. He has a lumps on his neck (coroted artery) also little lumps on his main organs. He had become very tired, many months of tests later, thankfully their is no significant indication of Lymphoma. He continues to work to take his mind of things he also continues to be looked after by his hospital and our wonderful G.P. The reason I'm posting this. In October 2016 my husband had a call to say he was being changed to PIP. My husband, had the impression he would just be changed over from DLA to PIP as he had DLA for life. How wrong was he! The big form was filled in. His health was not stable, and this was the first form he had filled in a form in 25 years. Their for we added the addittional difficulties. He was then given an infusion at the hospital as he was anemic also his white cell's were very low. He was supported with stronger pain relief and steroids. He was called by letter for a meeting to assess his ability. Obviousley he was a great deal better than he had been, over the last 2 years. He has recieved a letter 19.01.2017 from the DWP. Saying he had lost his whole entitlement. When he called to appel he was treated in quite a rude manner. As I have said my husband continuing to work alough he is 61. He was rudeley informed that you job is not a sit in the office type! You're ba fork lift driver. Thus he will not be entitled to support? In the opinion of the DWP officer answering the phone my husband alledgedley had also told the individual assessment officer that he walks to work also walks to the local shop once a week. Neither was said by my husband. With respect to my husband he goes to work and park his car in a disabled spot walks 200 yards to get on his truck and drive. No energy is needed as they are so advanced with technology. He was also told if he is not in use of a motor scoter or walking aid to go from his car to his fork lift this means he can walk. The DWP officer said even if his case is reviewed PIP would not be reinstated as my husbands works with no walking aid. (He is on a fork lift)
The DWP officer answering the phone was asked. Has the officer reviewing my husband noted that my husband has deformed feet and hands. We were told "well if he can walk on them it doesn't matter if they are twisted and painful" "He is not disabled because he can walk on them" My husband then asked is their was any point in him appealing for the PIP as the DWP officer answering the phone had such a negative attitude toward's disability I'm gob smacked and gutted for him.